13.60 GB instead of 16 GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ras119, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. ras119 macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed today when I plugged in my iPhone to sync it, it told me that the capacity of my phone was only 13.60 GB instead of 16 :confused:. I am just wondering why 2.4 GB is already taken up. Sorry if this has already been asked.
     
  2. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    There is space taken up by formatting of the flash memory, and then the installation of the OS. My 32GB iP4 has 28.8 GB.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Some goes to the formatting and some is used by iOS.
     
  4. ras119 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks a lot, that's what I thought it was but I was just checking.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    This is the case in every device FYI. When you buy a 500GB HDD, its never exactly 500 (unless its more like 530GB which is being advertised as 500).
     

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